GRACE HALE received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Colorado College and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Composition at University of Michigan and a Professional Certificate in Music Production from Berklee Online. She attended music programs at Interlochen, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, New York University/ASCAP, California Summer Music at Sonoma State University, Curtis Institute of Music, Snow Pond Music Festival, the International Summer Academy of Music in Germany, LunARTS Festival, and in Noosa, Australia, where she joined her professor Ofer Ben-Amots for her second time at the International Summer Academy of Music.
Grace studied composition under Kristy Kuster, Ofer Ben-Amots, Jan Jirasek, and David Tcimpidis. She also had the privilege of having her music performed by ensembles such as The Portland Chamber Orchestra, The Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra, andPlay, Worcester Chamber Music Society, and Transient Canvas. In 2019, Hale was recognized as a first prize contestant of the Rocky Mountain Brassworks Competition. Hale’s latest projects include arranging a Rodgers & Hammerstein Medley for two piano eight hands and composing a solo piano piece for the CCC Music Company. Hale is also preparing a composition for reed quintet to be premiered at the University of Michigan in Spring, 2022.